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A Letter Never Sent

December 24, 2008
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments

So many dangers
on one
sheet of paper.

It's tear stained-
the ink is smearing on
this paper that
holds all my feelings.

I folded it with
shaking hands.
Two perfect creases
that hold the pieces
of my broken heart.

I didn't know
where to start, so
I just wrote down every
little thought that popped
into my overwhelmed head.

I've got the envelope
addressed to you,
the one that took my heart
and broke it in two.

All stamped.
All sealed.
All ready...
But i can't just
leave it in the mailbox.

This is my burden.
So many words in this
letter never sent.

Like Romeo and Juliet,
will this letter be
the death of us?

Is it all a mistake?
What would you say
if you read this
letter never sent?

So many dangers
in this
letter never sent.
Tucked in an envelope-
the pieces of my broken heart.

Not gonna send you this
letter never sent.
'Cause you would take the pieces of my heart
and crush them
through and through.

So I'll keep the burden
and all the dangers,
and both the pieces of my heart
that you broke
in this
Letter Never Sent.

The author's comments:
I woke up really early in the morning, and i couldn't sleep until i wrote this down! So i hope you enjoy it!

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This article has 13 comments.

on Jun. 3 2014 at 9:15 pm
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

Totally beautiful! I did that. Its so horrible when you are in love and you want to tell him so bad but at the same time you would die if he knew! But this is a beautiful poem.

Ash.D. said...
on Jan. 2 2012 at 3:00 pm
this is sooo amazing, all of your writing is really good! thanks so much for sharing!

Duckie430 said...
on Dec. 2 2010 at 12:48 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i like this poem alot

on May. 14 2010 at 9:44 pm
funnythewayitis SILVER, Redmond, Washington
8 articles 0 photos 21 comments
i love your use of repetition. one of my favorite things in poems

on Aug. 8 2009 at 1:35 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
71 articles 2 photos 179 comments
i do that all the time and i can't go back to bed without writing it down but i'm glad you did because this is a wonderful poem! <3, Kayla

on Aug. 7 2009 at 10:36 pm
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments
Thank you sooooo much for the encouraging comments. You don't know how much this means to me. God bless.

on Aug. 7 2009 at 7:24 pm
delizabethl PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
33 articles 0 photos 33 comments
I totally get it. You're great at making the reader understand.

Schubster said...
on Aug. 7 2009 at 5:13 pm
i love the way you repeat the title over and over again. please read my poems. I would love ur feedback. :)

on Aug. 7 2009 at 3:58 pm
BriarRose PLATINUM, Seneca, Illinois
24 articles 7 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't need a rose. I want a daisy you picked for my hair. I don't want some fancy box of chocolate. I want a pink frosting cookie you made just for me. Lets skip the upscale restaraunt and have a picnic in the park.

Wow, this is some truly amazing work! dont ever stop!

on Aug. 7 2009 at 1:30 pm
Wow. That's is really amazing. It one of the best pomes I've ever read.

Keep Writing

on Aug. 7 2009 at 1:27 pm
poetic_natural GOLD, Jefferson, Wisconsin
16 articles 0 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you know you're in love because you can't fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams"

this poem is very moving and i enjoy it a lot. it is the type of poem that inspires me to write more, excellent job!!!

on Aug. 7 2009 at 8:52 am
Anyalisse PLATINUM, Gering, Nebraska
37 articles 7 photos 11 comments
wow this poem os very amazing you have emotion pouring out of it. So heartbreaking. Don't stop writing ok?

on May. 15 2009 at 9:02 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Really amazing!!!!! I love this poem, so heartbreaking and so visual. Wonderful.